September is Hunger Action Month
Here’s a sobering number: According to Redwood Empire Food Bank, 1 in 6 of our Sonoma County neighbors is facing food insecurity. Folks confronting hunger often must choose between food or gas to get to work, food or medicine to stay healthy, food or childcare.
Want to take action? Here are a few ways you can help:
Since 1987, the Redwood Empire Food Bank has been feeding the North Bay and leading the community to end hunger.
They distribute food through programs and partner organizations in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. As the largest hunger-relief organization in our area, they work on the front lines of emergency food assistance in our region, playing a crucial role in helping individuals, families, seniors, and children.
Redwood Empire Food Bank serves our communities through three initiatives
Every Child, Every Day includes four robust programs that address the nutritional needs of children, targeting both schools and seasonal meal gaps. https://refb.org/programs-initiatives/who-we-serve/every-child-every-day.html
Senior Security serves a monthly average of 6,000 low-income seniors healthy, fresh food across our five-county region. https://refb.org/programs-initiatives/who-we-serve/senior-security.html
Neighborhood Hunger Network strives to improve the health and well-being of our community with food and nutrition education. https://refb.org/programs-initiatives/who-we-serve/neighborhood-hunger-network.html